If you haven’t read Gabourey Sidibe’s fabulous memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare, you should remedy that. Doesn’t matter whether you know her or not, it’ll be like sitting down for a tea and chat with one of the funniest women you can imagine.
She’s one of us.
Sidibe is a loud, proud book nerd, y’all. Books! Reading! She embraces those things and she’s not afraid to talk about them.
As soon as I finished her memoir over a mocha in a local cafe, having stifled a lot of laughs, I knew it was time to flip through her social media for some good book recs. I wasn’t disappointed.
Get your TBR ready. It’s time to read with Sidibe.
I am beyond excited to finally read @tarajiphenson book! #october11th can't come soon enough so I just preordered it. So proud and excited for you Taraji! 🎉📚🎉 #aroundthewaygirl #Repost @tarajiphenson with @repostapp ・・・ October 11 #aroundthewaygirl drops!!! The link is in my bio for preorders!!! Thank you in advance 💋💋💋
#Repost @kaitlindday with @repostapp ・・・ I'm ashamed when people say #alllivesmatter. If you feel the urge to hashtag all lives matter and not #blacklivesmatter take 5 minutes and Google the difference and why it exists. We spend plenty of minutes and hours on Instagram and googling makeup and hair and Brangelina and Kanye and snapchat…take a 5 minute break from that and educate yourself on the current climate before voicing an opinion you may regret. Peace and love 🙏🏼🙏🏿🙏🏾
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) April 8, 2017
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) October 13, 2016
Just started reading a new book that begins "I didn't stop giving hand jobs cuz I wasn't good it. I stopped cuz I was the best at it." 🔥📚🔥
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) November 29, 2016
If you read down that thread, you’ll learn the book is Gillian Flynn’s The Grownup.
Yo, I miss all the books I read as a kid. I'm about to buy mad "Fear Street" and "Clue" books on Amazon! Shout out to R.L. Stine! ☝🏿📚
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) April 13, 2016
New reading material! I'm obsessed with twins because I fear them. This book is filled with my nightmares. pic.twitter.com/RCTnejn2Lt
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) April 15, 2014
— Gabby Sidibe (@GabbySidibe) January 13, 2016
Want more of Gabourey’s recommendations? Check out her “By The Book” feature in the New York Times.